Well, our trip to Pittsburgh was a pretty tough one. On Wednesday when traveling to the track, our rig broke down and we were stranded for over a day.
At times we weren’t even sure if we were going to make it to the track, but Thursday afternoon we decided to get a rental car to drive home. Once we got home, we loaded up the van and left again for Pittsburgh. We didn’t get to the track until Friday afternoon, and I had already missed the practice session which left us one step behind all weekend.
Through the qualifying sessions we really struggled with setup, and ended up qualified 11th on the grid. Saturday night we decided to make some pretty big changes to the bike to test in the warm up session before the race. We were able to drop over half a second from my qualifying pace just in the short amount of time I had on a vastly different bike.
Pleased with the changes we had made, we decided to gamble a bit and made some more changes to see if that could help us in the race. Again I struggled with my start, which is honestly one of the most frustrating parts to deal with looking back at our results this weekend.
In the race I ended up another P10, which continues our struggle to break into the lead pack. We are heading home to evaluate some changes that need to be made before heading to Seattle for the next race.
This weekend wouldn’t have been possible without all the support from my awesome sponsors:
Pure Attitude, GMDATL.com, SWG Motorsports, Axon Sport Performance, RS Taichi USA, Moto Liberty Dallas, Arai Helmet Americas, RBoM Racing, Lucas Oil, Robem Engineering, SBS Brakes, Precision Body Works, Yoshimura Research & Development of America Inc, Galfer USA, Vortex, Motion Pro Inc, Orient Express Racing, K-Tech Suspension, Michael Hill Promotions, Roswell Bicycles, VROOM MEDIA, N2 Track Days, Zero Gravity
And a big thank you also, of course, to all of you out there too.